A terrifying vision of the future from one of the twentieth century's most renowned writers - J.
G. Ballard, author of `Empire of the Sun' and `Crash'.Following the energy crisis of the late twentieth-century America has been abandoned.
Now, a century later, an expedition from Europe returns to the deserted continent.
But America is unrecognisable - the Bering Strait has been dammed and the whole continent has become a desert, populated by isolated natives and the bizarre remnants of a disintegrated culture.The expedition sets off from Manhattan on a cross-continent journey, through Holiday Inns and abandoned theme parks.
They will uncover a shocking new power in the heart of Las Vegas in this unique vision of our world transformed.This edition is part of a new commemorative series of Ballard's works, featuring introductions from a number of his admirers (including Ned Beauman, Ali Smith, Neil Gaiman and Martin Amis) and brand-new cover designs.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 256 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication Date: 01/09/2008
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780007287031